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Corning Museum of Glass

Address: One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830-2253
Phone Number: 607.937.5371
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking...
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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections.

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We took our children to make their own Christmas tree ornaments. It was a great experience for them. The staff were very and nice and professional. I'd recommend this to anyone with children.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to explore! It sounds like you made great memories with your family and have glass treasures and quality time to talk about with friends and family. We hope to see you often as we grow in our space, our offerings, and for seasonal Make Your Own Glass pieces; make them all! Thanks again! More 

Latham, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It could just be my love of fire and glass, but I didn't want to leave this museum! It's a hands-on working museum, so you aren't just stuck roaming room to room of glass (but there are plenty of those if that's what you are interested in) and posters explaining the process... NOPE, you get to sit for actual demonstrations... More 

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to recall your summer travel! It's great to hear that you were a loyal attendee to the Hot Glass Show and other live demonstrations. We also think that the "late show" in the summer offers another look into the technical and artistic requirements of the gaffers. Remember that we are open year-round and would... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Corning museum of glass is very comprehensive covering every aspect of this amazing material. It is well laid out, interactive and informative. You can also take part in making your own glass creation, but must book ahead this place is very popular. Allow at least 2 hours.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for review. It sounds like you may have considered driving by without stopping, thank you stopping and for letting us tell you about glass. We hope you were inspired to Make Your Own Glass and we'd love to see images of your creations or your favorite pieces in our galleries. We hope more travelers across The Southern Finger... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I never thought a museum about glass could be so interesting!! It has so many different things to look at and many hands on things to do for all ages!

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It sounds like we exceeded your expectations in regard to content and interactivity. We hope that if you have any suggestions of what we could do better that you'll share those with us as well. Thank you again for enjoying a day out at The Corning Museum of Glass; we are pleased to have had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A fascinating destination for teens and adults. See live glass-blowing demonstrations and explore the science behind the development of glass products throughout history. The art gallery portion was amazing and there are many beautiful products for sale in the gift shop.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It sounds like you brought some teenagers with you and I hope we inspired them to think more about the art, history, and science of glass in their lives. We'd love to see images you took of your favorite pieces so others can see what objects you found most interesting and beautiful. We can't wait... More 

Upstate New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a beautiful museum this is growing in size. I live near here so every time someone comes to visit this is one of the places I take them and they always enjoy it. It has a little bit for everyone from young to old. The glass show is great.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for sending/bringing guests to see us! We are excited to show you, your friends,and your family a beautiful new space in March. Maybe you should consider a membership to get some other great benefits! We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

New York
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7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

So fun! I wanted to do this for ever! I was not disappointed! My husband and I drove from our hotel in Verona, 2.5 hours to visit this museum. It was great! We took advantage of all the demonstrations, which were all very informative and interesting. Fantastic sales in the gift shop. We also made our own glass bead (a... More 

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

We are thrilled that we made it on your list of "must sees" and also on your list of "re-visits". Thank you for visiting; it sure sounds like you did a lot of exploring through the galleries and demonstrations that inspired you to Make Your Own Glass. I'm sure you'll receive lots of compliments on your bead; making wearable art... More 

Washington, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This museum is awesome! I had taken my children there several years ago, and they loved it. But three boys tend to do "the Speedy" tour. (A well deserved 3- 4 hours is what we took, they did in 1 1/2 -2 hours. They museum has been expanded and greatly improved since I last visited. My husband and I took... More 

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Understanding the dynamics of your family helps us to make tools that will help the whole family have a great time exploring the art, history, and science of glass. We hope you saw all of the demonstrations during your visit as they are short and keep the attention of guests. We hope you return to... More 

Marilla, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

For $29 dollars our kids made beautiful ornaments! It was a great time especially for our 5yr old. Would highly recommend!

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your taking the time to visit and review. It sounds like you made great memories in our galleries, but also gained additionally understanding by making your own souvenirs in our studio. We would love to see images of their pieces on TripAdvisor or on other social media using the hashtag iMadeGlass. Thanks again for visiting and recommending... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great sale in the market place. Good shows, friendly staff. Lots to see. The only drawback is the food in the cafeteria...expensive and very bland....even worse than food court.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear you spent the day with us. We are always happy to hear what we are doing well and the things that we could be doing better. Your feedback is important and it will be passed along. Thank you for taking the time to visit and review during your travel through Corning... More 

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